Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 792   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Adnams Broadside commemorates the fierce battle of Sole Bay fought against the Dutch Republic in 1672 off the Southwold coast, just across the green from our brewery. The fullness of the beer makes it a good accompaniment for stews and steak or kidney and ale pies. All sausage dishes complement Broadside well. A mature cheese ploughmans or cheeseboard of hard English cheeses are a perfect match for bottled Broadside. (Contains barley). Pasteurised Bottle.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AGlassDarkly (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
A wonderful bitter, great aroma, enduring but not overpowering, colour is a clear dark red-brown, while the taste is a toasty slightly sharp balance of slightly stronger bitterness and mid-sweet maltiness, modestly bubbly, which lingers front and back after swallowing. Broadside is always refreshing, goes well with hearty, meaty meals, and is eqally refreshhing on a warm day, or comforting in a snug bar in a cold, wet winter. I love this bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Outstanding. This is a wonderful example of the style. Very complex but balanced flavor invites you to keep sipping. This would make an excellent session ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ComradeK (1076) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown, with a creamy off-white head and excellent lacing. The nose is all malt, mixing milk chocolate with some darker nutty notes, and barely a trace of hops. They appear in abundance, however, as one begins to taste the beer. Spicy, peppery hops introduce it, progressing through a sweetish lemon hint to a nice malty body, with milk chocolate and coffee flavours present. It finishes with a lovely whack of bitter cocoa. There is a brief lemon aftertaste. This is a delightful beer. The more one drinks it, the more complexities emerge, creating a multi-layered masterpiece of brewing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1597) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Adnams Broadside (bottled version, introduced in 1972) has a very thick, creamy, beige head, a clear, bubbly, copper appearance, and significant lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, syrupy, brown bread crust, nut, and mild hop oil. Taste is of banana, sweet, brown bread, sugar, and a mild, balancing, straightforward bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat slick, and Adnams Broadside (bottled) finishes semi-wet, easy drinking, and not the least bit alcohilic. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonYuill99 (2) - Maldon, - AUG 24, 2001 does not count
Broadside is the srongest and most gutsy of the Adnams easily available beers. Not often seen on draft outside the delightful Suffolk seaside town where itís brewed, broadsidesí strenght and character mean two pints is just enough! Particularly pleasant in winter time, although itís not specifically a winter brew. Bottled tends to be a trifle gassy, but gorgeous nontheless. Do yourself a favour, rent a beach hut at Southwold, buy some fish and chips and curl up with a broadside or two. Wonderful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Smells and looks fantastic. Flows nicely. A caramel-aroma head. A very good beer. Medium heaviness but a nice flavor. A little hoppy graininess near the end. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
AndyJM (2) - ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2007 does not count
Strong yet full bodied, one of the best beers ive ever tasted. PS. What do Yanks and Scandinavians know about real beer?!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Brown, malty rich, heartwarming, bangers and mash style bitter.....makes me want to wear a paded elbow sportscoat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1994) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle 500ml. Exceptional. Aroma has caramel, apple, nuts, and cask. Sweet flavour with bitter notes, long duration. Creamy palate, and full body. Dark brown colour, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11786) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Very smooth, yet strong better. One of the best in the genre Iíve had. Rated 5/9/04

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